Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
By James Forman
A former D.C. public defender, James Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants, and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas--from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. Locking Up Our Own enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country.
320 pages, paperback, for grown-ups
Pub Date: February 06, 2018
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ISBN: 0374537445